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Director of Product Development

  • Crewe / United Kingdom Virtual
  • R-94873
  • Product Development Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

About Assurant :

One of the biggest businesses you’ve probably never heard of has some very big opportunities for people with big ambition. We are Assurant. A creative Fortune 500 company with 15,000 colleagues around the world, who protect what matters most to over 300 million customers. And whether it’s automotive support, mobile phone and gadget protection or house and business rental insurance, we are always ready to support our customers and clients.

At Assurant, diversity helps us inspire creativity in the global marketplace, and we are believers in the strategic value of inclusion and how it improves performance, creates growth opportunities, better aligns us to our clients, and enhances employee engagement. 

The opportunity:

Our continued year on year growth means opportunity for everyone. We need a range of professionals who can harness the power of technology to develop the insights, the products and the strategies to excite our customers, bring our people together and take our business forward. Every role will help us meet our growth targets and continue to expand our customers.

We are recruiting for a Director of Product Development to join our Product and Propositions team. Reporting to the Director of Product and Propositions, Europe you will support the continued development of our existing portfolio of auto products – Warranty, GAP, Service Plan and Cosmetic Insurance. You will also identify other value-add Auto services that can be offered to prospects (OEMs, franchised dealers in particular) and existing clients. You will develop an ‘ecosystem’ around emerging technologies such as Electric Vehicles and the connected car and suggest additional products that can be launched to customers. Finally, you will understand the commercial model of the business combined with a sound knowledge of the automotive marketplace to ensure maximum customer satisfaction of our products are achieved

Other responsibilities include;

  • Use market insight and knowledge to shape and inform innovation on existing products to ensure Auto are competitive and lead the market
  • Build new products to maintain our auto market leadership
  • Provide sales support through development and delivery of internal and external training /coaching
  • Work closely with Assurant Global Auto to import relevant products and services from elsewhere in the organization
  • Ensure that the products and services are developed in line with the relevant regulatory environments in each country

You will have the following skills;

  • Degree level education
  • Min 5 years’ experience in Auto Product Management environment or auto / insurance
  • Experience of working in Auto / Warranty markets
  • Product design and development
  • Stakeholder and Management experience
  • Experience of a regulated environment
  • Collaborative working

To review the full list of requirements and skills needed, please take a look at the job description on our careers website

The call to action:

At Assurant, we’re very big on supporting you to be the best you can be.

We offer a great range of benefits which our employees value and help make Assurant the best place to learn and work. Our benefits reflect our commitment to attract, engage and retain the most talented people and offer a diverse selection of benefits to suit you whilst working at Assurant. And from flexible working to BOOST (our internal wellbeing programme) from training and development to a range of rewards, what matters to you, matters to us. If you’d like to talk about big opportunities with the biggest business you’ve probably never heard of - apply today!

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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